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August 2008 Blog Posts (6)

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Added by Suzanne on August 27, 2008 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Carrying junk on the cheap

To many who know me, I'm an eccentric bike geek. I love wrenching as much as riding my bikes, and can often be found geeking it up with other bike nerds in the "Bicycling" forum on Craigslist. Lately, with gas being as expensive as it has been, I've been working on eliminating the car for the few trips it was designated for around town. That goal, along with my insane need to build things has led to a couple of projects I just thought I'd share, since perhaps someone else might be interested in… Continue

Added by Chucko on August 10, 2008 at 3:40pm — 1 Comment

cheap way to increase your night-time visibility

Brinkmann Go-LED waterproof mini-lights. They twist on/off. Package says they're good for 170 hours. I'll see about that. $5 for a pack of 4 at Target.


One package of 8" Scotch Bundling Straps. They're velcro so they're easily removable for high-crime areas. $3 for a pack of 6 at Target.


Electrical tape. This was just laying around the house so I don't know how much it costs. $2???

Tape… Continue

Added by natalee on August 8, 2008 at 2:06am — 2 Comments

Great Article on stolen bikes....


It looks like we are getting more and more bikes stolen (at least it looks that way on craigslist. I saw this and it may shed some light on whats going on....

Added by Garz on August 5, 2008 at 10:53pm — 3 Comments

The South Shore Kids' Tri

On Saturday morning I did a quick ride down to the South Shore Country Club with Tamara, and as we got close to the Museum of Science and Industry we saw the cutest thing: the South Shore Kids' Triathlon. We rode through while the 7-10 division was racing, and it was so cool to see these little kids pedaling their hearts out on their mini mountain bikes, then later running and obviously exhausted. I wish we could have stayed and watched… Continue

Added by Leah on August 4, 2008 at 11:16pm — No Comments

6 Double makers and a pretzel tire

I figured out Saturday night if you're ME, have 6 double Maker's and a glass of wine, you will crash your bike....

But the best thing about being wasted and crashing is you don't hurt yourself because your body is so loose from being obliterated you just roll up onto your feet and go "what the fuck was that??!" then remember you're hungry.

Added by Brien on August 4, 2008 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

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